"Take up the White Man's burden--
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better,
The hate of those ye guard--"
Probably not the message they wanted to get across, but I wish I did not have to consider the possibility.
Other low points included the Winamp-like music visualization and the scene with the doves flying over Los Angeles. Still, it was a decent film overall and the acting was above average.
Ahhh.... the story of a crazy black homeless person and a white samaritan/reporter... There's a little passion for music here... and a little crazy there... and a couple druggies everywhere.
This movie had great acting and a great atmosphere, but a lousy plot. Matt put it in the best phrase possible: the white man's burden. It depicted the homeless as all mentally insane and/or dependent on drugs. It made them all seem extremely violent and delusional as well as incapable of accepting any outside help. While this may be a true story, it only captures one perspective at the homeless community... which is disheartening.
Meh. Oh yeah~ and I completely second the trippy windows media player visual blaaaah that occured for about 5 minutes in the middle of the movie. Jeez.